IMPRS Upcoming PhD Projects PhD Projects 2016 PhD Projects 2016 This is the list of our 2016 PhD projects. All projects are fully funded for at least 3 years. Application deadline was January 15, 2016. Open PhD positions for own proposal elaboration within Organismal Biology Keywords Organismal Biology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiologyAdvisor to be contacted with an own research proposal more The Anseriform Genome Project: Comparative Genomics of Waterfowl Keywords: genomics, speciation, hybridisation, immune gene evolution, disease ecology, avian influenza Main advisors: Robert Kraus, Inge Müller, Martin Wikelski, MPIO Radolfzell more Collective behaviours and social structure in animal populations Keywords self-organisation, collective animal behaviour, social networks, tracking, natural selection, multi-level selection, evolution, phenotypic traits, group composition, vocal communications Main advisor Damien Farine, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz The mechanisms and evolution of social influence Keywords sociality, hierarchy, optimality, learning, neurobiology, adaptation, selection, ecology, cichlid, invertebrate, tracking Main advisor Alex Jordan, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz more Molecular mechanisms of the repeated evolution of adaptive color patterns in cichlid fishes Keywords parallel evolution, coloration, cichlid fishes, forward genetics, evo-devoAdvisor Axel Meyer + Claudius Kratochwil, University of Konstanz more The evolution of avian sweet taste perception Keywords sensory perception, convergent evolution, taste behavior, cell-culture assays, frugivory, nectarivory, diet, digestive physiology, T1RsMain advisor Maude Baldwin, MPIO Seewiesen more Bird Behavioural Ecology Keywords mate choice, extra-pair paternity, sperm competition, inbreeding, biostatistics, GPS tracking, PIT-tag, pair bond, quantitative genetics, macro-evolutionAdvisors Wolfgang Forstmeier, Mihai Valcu, Bart Kempenaers, MPIO Seewiesen more Avian Evolutionary Genetics Keywords genomic conflicts,quantitative genetics, population genomics, QTL-mapping, bioinformatics, biostatistics, genomic selection signatures, sex-biased expression, transcriptomicsAdvisors Wolfgang Forstmeier, Jakob Mueller, MPIO Seewiesen more Collective Animal Behaviour Keywords swarm, schooling, behavior, information, fish, locusts, tracking, computer vision, virtual reality, self-organization, decision-making, individual differences, evolutionMain adviser Iain Couzin, MPIO Radolfzell / University Konstanz more Interested in one of these PhD projects? Apply here!